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    Need Thunderbird backups for Lightning calendar

    I'm using the latest Thunderbird on Win 7, with the Lightning calender app as an add-on. I use Mozbackup to save email messages, but it does not backup my calendar appointments. Is there a way to back these up?

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    The data is kept in .ics files, you can back them up. I keep mine on a network server, so I can't tell you the path for yours. In Thunderbird, right-click any calendar in the left-hand pane, select Properties, and it will tell you.

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    Thanks for the tip. However, I cannot find *any* .ics files!

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    Are your calendars local or on the internet?

    I use Tbird 6.0.2 and Lightning 1.0b5 with a mix of both local (for myself only) and several internet calendars (google calendars) for group use.

    For the internet calendars, I think it's all kept on the internet (e.g., in the google calendar) and not on my computer. If I startup Tbird without an internet connection, I don't see any of the events on those calendars.

    For the local calendar, events are kept in a sqlite database, which is profiles/{acct-name}/calendar-data/local.sqlite in my Tbird folder.

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    OK. I remember seeing some .sqlite files. I'll try those. Thanks.

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    Thunderbird Add On...Automatic Export 0.5.1.....Perfect answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pfeldmann View Post
    OK. I remember seeing some .sqlite files. I'll try those. Thanks.
    In recent versions of Thunderbird, yes the Calendar is holding its data in a SQLite database file.
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    Thanks.

    Any reccomendations for good website explaining the SQLite system? I'm an old dBase / Clipper veteran, back from the days of 8-bit, steam-powered computers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pfeldmann View Post
    Thanks.

    Any reccomendations for good website explaining the SQLite system? I'm an old dBase / Clipper veteran, back from the days of 8-bit, steam-powered computers.
    Here you go:
    http://www.sqlite.org/
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